Why you should turn off your camera during Zoom meetings

It's not just to hide clutter anymore—leaving your camera off during your next virtual meeting could help save the planet, too.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Muddying the waters: rock breakdown may play less role of a role in regulating climate than previously thought

The weathering of rocks at the Earth’s surface may remove less greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than previous estimates, says new research from the

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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To boost emissions reductions from electric vehicles, know when to charge

MIT researchers develop novel EV emissions model to quantify importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~8 min

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It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here's why AI is so power-hungry

Training neural networks burns through a lot of energy. As the AI field grows, it's working to keep its carbon foot print from growing with it.

Kate Saenko, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Boston University • conversation
Dec. 14, 2020 ~8 min

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Carbon dioxide feeds plants, but are earth’s plants getting full?

If a major new study is right, then even our most cautious climate projections have likely been optimistic.

Caitlin Moore, Research Fellow, University of Western Australia • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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Paris Agreement: aiming for 1.5°C target could slow global warming within next two decades

Our new study shows that cutting emissions now will bring benefits sooner than expected.

Christine McKenna, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~6 min

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5 years after Paris: How countries’ climate policies match up to their promises, and who's aiming for net zero emissions

Bold visions for slowing global warming have emerged from all over the world. What's not clear is how countries will meet them.

Dolf Gielen, Payne Institute Fellow, Colorado School of Mines • conversation
Dec. 10, 2020 ~9 min

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Net zero emissions targets are everywhere – we need to sort the genuine from the greenwash

Because pledges alone won't achieve net zero.

Tim Kruger, James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School, Environmental Change Institute and Institute for Science Innovation and Society, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 19, 2020 ~7 min

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